Afterward, Dr. Taylor found the horse to be in good health, though he was cold, anxious and dehydrated. (The vet told The Dodo that Copper is a naturally lean horse, but that his especially frail appearance in the video above is due to dehydration and his body's reaction to stress. She assured us that Copper is loved and well treated by his owner.)
People who helped Copper out of the hole clearly weren't the only ones who had been concerned about him.
"As soon as he walked out, he gave a little neigh, and the horses that were in the pasture as well. They all ran together as a little herd and came over and check on him," a spokesperson for the fire department told the Daily Record. "So it was amazing."